Good headroom, not super heavy, cross btw. BF and Tweed.....what amps?

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  1. jimfog

    jimfog Senior Member

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    Hey,

    Let's say a guy who played mostly single coils was looking for a Fender voiced amp, with enough OMMMPH for outdoor gigs...........but not super heavy, if possible.

    Tonally, a cross between Black Face and Tweed would be great.

    Reverb a big plus. Trem would be sweet.

    Whaddya think?

    - Jim
     
  2. Jet Age Eric

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    SDGvintage. Just auditioned one of Steve's amps and was utterly blown away. I know he's not into trem, but he could do it. His reverb is astonishing. Supposedly it's a recreation of Fender 'verb but it smokes any Fender 'verb I've heard (huge Fender fan but not a big Fender 'verb fan). -E
     
  3. rhollyday

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    1) Tone King Metior II amp. It has both BF inspired and Tweed lead channels. 40 watts with 1/2 power mode. Great sounding flexable amp with wonderful reverb and trem.

    2) Carr Slant V6 also has It has both BF inspired and Tweed lead channels. 40 watts with 1/2 power mode. Even more flexability than Tone King in that lead channel has MAster volume and there are 2 half poser settings. Great reverb but no Trem
     
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    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a Chandler C38 basically a 2x Fender Princeton Reverb.
    Not quite sure if it will an outdoor gig ...
    But it has Blackface to Tweed voicing.
     
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    How about any of a number of brown/blonde era Fenders? Concert, Vibroverb, Twin, Bassman. Many people describe them as being between a tweed and a blackface. I have a brown Concert and I can definitely vouch that it has plenty of headroom.

    D7
     
  7. katuna

    katuna Silver Supporting Member

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    I just got a Carr Imperial 2 X 12 that is exactly what you said to a T, except that it might be a bit too heavy. They don't make them anymore, though.
     
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    tone king comet.

    Victoria Tweed bandmaster honestly can be dialed in to your needs.
    It has 3x10's does have headroom and warmth too -28 watts. Weighs less/ ballpark range of a deluxe reverb.
     
  10. bynt

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    I think Head room and I think Twins. I've seen where people have made Twins into heads (because of the wieght). And for heads there's Bassmans, too. But then you have to carry a cab. But that's where the headroom is in my experience.
     
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    '64 Vibroverb Custom.
     
  12. HKGuns

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    Fender Brown/Blonde.
     
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    ToneKing Meteor II
     
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    Check out Quinn amps for his take on the fender brown thing.

    http://quinnamp.com/

    I would definitely go for the all octal!


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  15. FFTT

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    Gries 20 or 35
    VVT Amps Fralin or Blue Belaire

    Both builders high quality, hand wired and quite reasonable.
     

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